Daniel Bray [RG4392.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG4392.AM:  Daniel Bray, 1858-1925

Biographical information:  Undated
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska:  Trapshooter
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Ontario County, New York, on November 30, 1858, Daniel Damon Bray came to Nebraska with his family in 1861.  The family settled at Syracuse, Nebraska, and then in 1903, Bray moved to a farm near Columbus.  In the late 1870s, he worked as a buffalo hunter, supplying meat for the construction camps along the Burlington rail line.  Bray was a founding member of the Nebraska State Sportsmen's Association and served as the organization's president several times.  He also served as president of the Columbus Gun Club.  Daniel Bray was a well-known Nebraska trapshooter, participating in every state trapshoot held by the State Sportsmen's Association from its founding in 1876 until Bray's death in 1925.  Daniel Bray died at Columbus, Nebraska, on April 23, 1925.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder containing biographical information and stories about Daniel Bray compiled by one of his grandchildren.  Most of the information consists of stories about various trapshooting events and experiences of Daniel Bray.  Also included is some basic family background information.

INVENTORY

Stories and biographical information about Daniel Damon Bray

 

Subject headings:

Bray, Daniel Damon, 1858-1925
Columbus Gun Club (Columbus, Neb.)
Nebraska State Sportsmen's Association
Trapshooting -- Nebraska

 

TMM      11-25-2020

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